I normally swear by GA but initially was not planning on attending any shows of this tour due to other commitments. A change in circumstances allowed me to be free for tomorrow night's (7/27) show at MSG but I was only able to get resale seats within a certain price range. I'll be in section 420 (WAY up there, haha) and I have some mixed feelings about it. I'm anticipating a less enthusiastic crowd up there (though I may be wrong, as I've been to concerts beside U2 where the upper levels were electric) but at the same time I'll definitely be able to take a step back and take in the visual aspects of the show a bit more. A more relaxed vibe with some shoulder room may prove to be an equally stimulating experience. I won't know until tomorrow night, really. I've also never had a birds-eye view of the entire arena/stadium and I'm looking forward to that tomorrow night. So for me, I'll be getting a different perspective of a U2 show that I normally wouldn't but the energy may not be what I'm used to as well. Truthfully, I'm just ecstatic to be attending and sharing in the experience and energy that is so unique to a U2 concert. But the experience is what you make it. I won't be relying on others to create my vibe. U2's connection with their fans, the visual engagements, and the music are what make the experience. Connecting with other fans is a bonus that I'm hoping for but won't be disappointed if it doesn't necessarily happen.
(Hopefully I'll get back to doing GA if the word of more North American dates in 2016 is true? - here's hoping! )
I hope that everyone enjoys their experiences regardless of seating, neighbors, and the potentially less-enthusiastic concert-goers. It is what you make it!